Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Daily Thoughts 10/09/2012

Woman and Child Looking at a Picture Book, Circa 1600, Jacob De Gheyn (II), Pen and Wash On Paper

Daily Thoughts 10/09/2012

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the library.  I also looked at Library Journal Online and Publishers Weekly. I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time talking to the career counselor today.  She had a bibliography with a variety of career titles.  I talked to our computer person on Friday about computer books.  I also spent some time looking through the Chief which is the civil service newspaper for New York city.  The Chief includes listings for Westchester county openings.

I read the New York Times Book Review and Publishers Weekly in the afternoon.  I also wrote down a few recommended titles from my visit to Barnes and Noble on Monday.  I am putting together another order list.

On the way home, I took a break and read On Cats & Dogs Two Tales by Neil Gaiman and a few Love and Rockets comics by the Brothers Hernandez.

I finished watching DC Entertainment Spanish Level 3 on dvd.  I'll probably have to start with some light reading, maybe a newspaper or a novel in Spanish and some television programs.

Web Bits

Man Booker Prize Judge Has Little Time for Book Blogs
This makes perfect sense to me.  Most book blogs in my opinion have a focus on readability, not necessarily literary quality.  They advise on what a person likes more than provide literary criticism in the traditional sense.

Three Words of Wisdom: Standards, Rights, and Data

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